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2 Days in: Porto, Portugal

Photo by Benita Hussain

As the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto (or “Oporto,” as the English call it) is sometimes lovingly referred to as the capital’s step-sibling, a nickname referring only to its size because though Porto’s beginnings may be humble and the facades decaying, it holds a colorful and gastronomic charm that its Romanesque walls can barely contain… Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Art and Music in the ‘City of God’

It looks like the Olympics are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of our favorite cities in the world. It’s also the setting for one of our favorite films — City of God. While the athletes and tourists will be treated to the high life during the 2016 games, the 2002 film shows another side of the city, the ... Read More »

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